Saturday, 24 September 2016

                                                 

                            REAL MADRID 2- LAS PALMAS 2 

 
                                 Los Blancos drew against Villarreal and only three days later the team couldn’t beat Las Palmas. Real Madrid had the lead several times but couldn’t get the points and now Barcelona is just one point behind.

                                   Zidane decided to choose Casilla as the goalkeeper and Keylor Navas was on the bench. Nacho was Marcelo’s substitute and Marco Asensio has another opportunity in the starting eleven. The youngster is taking every opportunity .

                                  In the game Las Palmas goalkeeper was the best.


                                 The visitors took the lead through Marco Asensio's header after Nacho's shot was saved by Javi Varas.
                               
                                  Tana equalised for the Las Palmas After five minute.karin banzema restored  real  lead after coming on.

                                   Real would have gone three points clear at the top of La Liga with victory but their lead is now just one point after failing to win for the second game.

                                   Barcelona Has earlier win 5-0 at Sporting Gijon to temporarily replace Real at the top of the table.

                                  
                                   Araujo's equaliser five minutes from time summed up Real's night as Sergio Ramos and Kiko Casilla got in a tangle, allowing the substitute to run the ball into the net.
                                  
                                   Las Palmas' players celebrated wildly at the final whistle while the visitors, for whom Cristiano Ronaldo was substituted, were left to wonder how they had twice allowed the lead to slip.
                                   After winning 16 La Liga games in succession, Real have dropped four points in a week and must regroup before facing Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League in Germany on Tuesday.
                                    With one eye on midweek, as well as a number of injuries, manager Zinedine Zidane rotated his squad.

                                     Nacho came in for the injured Marcelo at left-back, and Toni Kroos was pressed into service as the holding midfielder with Casemiro out.
                   
                                     But with Alvaro Morata joining Gareth Bale and Ronaldo in attack, Real should have had enough quality to see off their opponents.
                     
                                      However, Ronaldo was far from his best and looked unhappy as he was replaced by Lucas Vazquez five minutes after Benzema had made it 2-1.
                                     
                                      Another concern for Zidane was his side's defending - Real have managed just two clean sheets in their past seven La Liga and Champions League games.
                    
                                       While Ramos and Casilla will not want to see replays of the home team's second equaliser, Raphael Varane's poor headed clearance led to Tana's well-taken goal.
Las Palmas were spirited throughout and are fifth in the table, four points behind leaders Real.